E3 2009 where all the nerds gather in Los Angeles to talk about the latest electronic nerdery is ongoing as we speak. Normally we wouldn’t care, but Steve Wiebe just attempted once again to take the Donkey Kong title from mullet wearing videogame evil-doer Billy Mitchell – a rivalry captured by the great documentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.
Steve was a genuinely nice guy when I knew him between 5th and 12th grades so I’d be rooting for him even if his competitor wasn’t a jackass…
…alas, a few minutes ago Steve fell short of Mitchell’s high score of 1,050,200 with a score of 923,400.
UPDATE: He’s just begun a 2nd attempt at 11:05 AM Vegas time. You can watch at Justin.TV
UPDATE 12:40pm: …and his 2nd attempt tops out at 653,700.